Decreasing File Size in Photoshop

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When compositing several images in a single document I often find that a portion of a layer (or portions of multiple layers) will end up being positioned outside of the visible image area. Photoshop, of course, is still keeping track of this information (in case I choose to reposition the layer), but when I’m certain that I will no longer need it, I can choose Select > All and then Image > Crop. This eliminates unnecessary information outside or beyond the visible image area and will typically help to keep my file size more manageable.

Note: when working with Smart Objects, Photoshop will still keep the additional information, regardless of whether or not you crop the document.

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Posted on 03-03-2016